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Elise Lilium Rye @Teckmo-X

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Posted by Teckmo-X - 5 days ago


My last time on Newgrounds I had mentioned that I had to take a break from making music. I was going through a lot of different issues that brought me nothing but pressure in my life. I've lost a lot in the last 4 months and felt like I was never going to get that back. My car broke down for a month, I was almost homeless for another month, I lost 2 of my friends from an overdose, almost lost myself as well. My life has been really crazy lately and I didn't have a laptop to continue making music. I had all the music equipment I needed to create but no laptop to develop. Now I have a new laptop thanks to a friend and because of him I was able to get back into making music.


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I do admit that I am a little behind on things but I know I'll be back on track no problem. I think the biggest issue right now is with my health.


My adoring fans and supporters I'm afraid that I have some rather bad news. I have had a biopsy done a few weeks ago and had recently found out that I am dealing with early signs of cancer. Because of this I have had little to no motivation in making music. Mental instability and physically and emotionally drained I'm battling everyday that I wake up with something I know could kill me. I'm concerned and desperate to get all the help I can get. So far I'm okay but everyday I wake up I've been much weaker than the previous and slowly I feel like I have no energy to spare throughout my day.


Everyone please stay positive for I'm trying my best to release the songs I promised including the sequel to "Clockworks 2". I might have to change the date to December for Clockworks 2 as I've been collaborating with another artist, awaiting an EP Release of Lofi-Electronic music. I am also working on a multitude of songs for my next album myself set to release in November.


I appreciate your absolute patience with waiting for new music and I am grateful and appreciate the support and love you all have given. I'll soon announce the set list of songs set to release for the rest of the year with real time release dates and countdowns to keep things within the flow of time. Thank you everyone and God Bless my fans and the Newgrounds Community! <3


-TeckmoX


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Posted by Teckmo-X - September 3rd, 2021


I'm sure that a lot of you have been wondering whatever happened to Teckmo-X. Well in short I was taking a little break. I ended up working a lot of hours with absolutely no time to release or create more music. It's been difficult to manage my page as well as communicating with fans and followers. But now things have changed and I'm back in action! Soon enough I will be releasing a new song and collaboration with WhatUpSunny, a lofi artist and a friend. We will be releasing our very first EP album and with a brand new taste of electronic music featuring Lo-Fi aesthetics. A release date is still to be announced with only an approximate spanning around late September. The EP album will be released on various platforms such as spotify, pandora, and apple music. This is a big project that we are working on and we hope that everyone enjoys a taste of some electronic Lo-Fi.


Furthermore I will be getting a new computer so I can manage more of my page and music while I'm on the go working. I would like to apologize to all my fans and followers for not keeping up for the last couple of months but it has been a hard road for me and I am currently getting back on my feet. More of Teckmo-X to come and more sweet music to vibe to.


Thanks everyone for your support and understanding! I hope to bring more music out for everyone!


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Posted by Teckmo-X - May 25th, 2021


Hello my dear followers! I usually don't do this but I'm afraid I have to take action. I've been traveling from state to state working a new job so I won't be able to publish and release new music very often. This does not mean that I'm quitting my love and passion for making music but rather taking a small break to leap over these next couple of months that I travel. I will still be releasing content but at a much slower pace. I do apologize for this sudden action but I must work on myself for a bit and to get back into the right mindset. My health is important and I need to take this moment to work on being healthier and build stability in my life. Thank you all for understanding and I will announce more later this start of June.


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Posted by Teckmo-X - April 4th, 2021


Guys guys GUYS!!! Go check out my new song with the video dropping today...RIGHT NOW!!! GO GO GO!!!


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Posted by Teckmo-X - April 1st, 2021


Hey Guys it's Teckmo-X here with exciting news! Today I launch the release of my latest song "High Voltage". A pure breed of inspiration from both two of my favorite artists: REZZ and Ganja White Night. Listen to the crispy basslines and wobbles this ones got, it's a real headbanger!


Hope you guys enjoy this sound track and as always check me out on Spotify and don't forget to follow for more crispy content!!!


-Teckmo-X


Posted by Teckmo-X - February 5th, 2021


After making Underwater Bitz I wanted to make something more with Au5 and his sound. I know I can't copy his style nor do I know how to, however, I know how to incorporate my favorite artists into one whole genre. This is one of them. "Circuit Breaker" is a work in progress with a lot of elements put together. This will probably be the closest I'll ever get to REALLY putting work into my music. Check out this sneak peak of Circuit Breaker set to release in early March.



Posted by Teckmo-X - January 31st, 2021


I've come a long way to making music, I really have, and I believe that I've learned a lot along the way. With my dream to become a widely known music producer and the need to share my work requires me to move to bigger steps to continue in the right direction. This can be anything from self promotions to plain advertising or more. I realize that everyone wants to download my music on here and I wouldn't stop anyone at all, however, in order for me to expand I can't have my tracks being used without permission and let alone released early because someone thought it was a good idea to rip it off Newgrounds and use it for their own purpose and not even crediting the original artist which I'm sure everyone knows how they feel about this (ESPECIALLY ARTISTS).


To prevent releases from being used without permission and to steer away from misuse of my music, I decided to use media platforms to share my work with people. What this means is that from now on all my songs will be available on external platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Youtube, and so on fourth. This is however excluding experimental tracks and more open source work which therefore will be available for download via Newgrounds.


I do apologize for this but we all need to start somewhere and after a while we must continue to achieve greater heights in any way we can.


The upcoming single "Underwater Bitz" will make it's debute on all streaming platforms February 3rd early morning.



The link below is the pre-save link for those streaming platforms and will be updated daily with new links to other streaming services as they continue to release:


https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/teckmox/underwater-bitz?fbclid=IwAR2VIm9ixjwF5ZpVn0p9NfG8j9UteBYA0YEIdKSR-jdXmBHjER7xFv8XRgU


I thank you for your time and hope you all understand where I'm coming from.



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Posted by Teckmo-X - January 23rd, 2021


Who would have expected that Pixel Day and VGM Contest were right around the corner. It was an exciting day for me because of how rushed I was to make a piece for both occasions. To be fair I only had about a day to complete it. I ended up scratching the old song for now and working on a new one. The results were completely unexpected.



The Inspiration


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First off I'd like to say I had no idea what I was doing. I knew I had to incorporate 8-bit and chiptune into the mix but I've reached a different alternative to making music. Focusing on Dubstep, Electronic Dance, and Synthwave music are my priority genres. I take inspiration from some of my favorite artists:


  • Notaker - For atmospheric and bassline. Each have it's perks to add a different feel to the mix. The best way to describe this is kinda like lucid dreaming.
  • Au5 - Implementing bassline to effects using hypersaws, chain melodies, and custom phasing. I use Harmor, Poizon, and Toxic Biohazard for the main parts. GMS is meant for creating my wobbles but Poizon is the same.
  • REZZ - Rezz has a different form of making music. Electronic dance with a touch of dark, mystery, and suspense. The virtual feeling of her music is the aesthetic of her sound. I use dark related tones and high pitch oscillators for these types of sounds which can be found in Poizon, Toxic Biohazard, and Sawer. Some of these sounds do come from other VST's such as Ogun and Sytrus.


The Process of Creation


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When I started making the song for Pixel Day I found myself stuck, hitting a dead end. I could think of what I wanted it to sound like. I tried taking long walks, going out to smoke around NYC for hours while listening to several songs on my Spotify list. I came across a remix version of a song that reminded me of "Fairy Fountain" from Legend of Zelda. That's where I started gaining inspiration. However, when I got home I still couldn't touch it. With only hours before Pixel Day I had to come up with something. When I went to my list again I found a song called "FULL/BURST" by 1788-L and totto. The climax of that song really hit that electron in my brain and finally I knew what I was going to do.


The Sound


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Creating the sound was a challenge but also I have a secret to making them: It's all random. Yes, everything I make just comes to mind. The way I make music is I experiment a lot with sounds and VST's, creating everything from scratch, this includes new tones and pitch oriented melodies. Nothing is a preset sound except for the basslines which are slightly tweaked using the pitch, resonance, tempo, lfo, and hpf dials. while experimenting I make simple basslines to help me out. I replay them on repeat over and over again while I look throughout every VST for possible sounds. I prefer to keep everything around C# but I will always adjust the pitch to help with ambience and atmospheric tunes. Using FL Studio make it simple for all this to be possible. To give you guys an insight here's what I use and what each Plugin and VST does for me:


  • GMS - This is one of my favorite VST's in Fruity Loops. This VST contains a good variety of sounds that can be implemented and altered in simple ways. It's perfect for making crunchy basslines and 8-Bit material. A perfect example is a preset called "Porta Square TE" which is a very close sound to 8-Bit. By adjusting a few dials you can make that nice video game sound. (ex. Cutoff at 45%/ Res at 80%, Atk at 35%/Dec at 20%/Amnt at 100%, LFO off, Reverb off, Modulation at 0%, Osc 2 at 100%/Noise at 50%)
  • Poizon - Poizon is probably the best when you try to create those nice bass wobbles. I prefer to use Poizon at the main bassline VST in the group. With a wide variety of sound you can alter. One of my favorite presets would be "BAS Click MC". Dialing down the Envelope Amount and Attack sliders while also boosting the LFO amount to between 50-80% can really give it that UMPH and playing with the Rate slider with sine active on Frequency AB can really make your wobbles sound similar to Ganja White Knights version of wobble bass.
  • Toxic Biohazard - perhaps one of the trickiest VST's in Fruit Loops. Toxic Biohazard delivers sounds that can be manipulated not just in presets but from scratch too. It's a good VST for Dubstep but not as easy as Harmor. A lot of the sounds are dark oriented meaning they give off a lot of energy to your song. Doesn't mean it's hard to learn it. As a matter of fact beginners can easily make something provided the sequence presets like "Matrix". If you play with the Cutoff and EG Amount dials for the Filter options it can give you a nice uprising sound. It would be like making progressive house music.
  • Harmor - There is nothing better than Xfer Serum to make basically anything dubstep related, but sometimes when you don't have it you need to improvise. Harmor is the closest to that. It provides growls and synths that really pack a punch. This is also how Au5 makes his music aside from primarily using Serum. It'll seem strange at first but once you experiment long enough with it you could be making some pretty sick growls. The preset "Decimate Voice" is perfect for beginners to understand how to create nasty growls. By playing around with the IMG tab, Modulation XYZ, Phaser, and Resonance you can make some really sick stuff! It's a must!
  • Morphine - While Fruity Loops does not come with it (Buy it seperately) Morphine is absolutely the make-your-own-sound workshop. This VST gives you supreme control of every sound. Similar to Sytrus in a way, Morphine allows you to make any sound from scratch. I use this for a lot of atmosphere qualities in my music. It's essential when you start reaching that intermediate level but it's also fun to use. The Pads & Atmos tab is my favorite because you can alter everything about that sound to the point where it's just oscillators. There is no way to explain this one, you'll definitely have to try this out for yourselves.


The Goal of "Underwater Bitz"


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When I started making music I had no clear goal, it was just a hobby for my spare time. With day after day it became an obsession. It was clear to me that I was in love, no not with someone but rather with sound itself. It's sometimes weird to explain this because to me music is just sound and sound is frequency. What is sound exactly? How is it created? To me, sound or music is just a form of mathematics. Instead of numbers it's just plain oscillation, like a misread equation. I've had people tell me that my music somewhat portrays a sort of story. I believe that to be true. I tend to take breaks where I walk for hours while smoking and listening to music. During those times I discover new ideas throughout the millions of things going on in my head. Some of those ideas turn into lucid dreams where I experience a different scenario, like being transported into a whole new world. The goal in "Underwater Bitz" was to give my listeners a taste of what I'd call a parallel universe.

Think underwater... When you dive down and open your eyes you can see new life, a different world from ours. It's no different than being in space or in reality looking at the stars in the sky. You find yourself sinking in to the feeling and pressure that tightly grips you while pulling you down. Imagine you can breathe perfectly find underwater. Nothing has changed except for the fact that you now have complete control of what you see and your reaction is purely human enough to understand that this isn't new but rather unique. The world is a mystery enough but here you are, sinking down into the depths of the dark abyss, cautiously trying to get back up to the surface. By the end you realize you never really drowned, you never sank. You're still you and that is all that matters. Dreams are powerful but so is your mind. Music is beautiful. It's a story in it's very own nature, calculating and nonetheless promising. Music. Is. Life.....


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Posted by Teckmo-X - January 22nd, 2021


I DON'T CARE, I. DON'T. CARE!!!! IT"S TIME TO RELEASE...THE KRAKE....WAIT!....Umm what we're we talking about? OH RIGHT the SONG!!! Okay so I haven't been posting much music because I've been working on getting better. I mean my music was good and sure I had a good thing going but I want to expend what I can do. THIS is the song that will be the definition of getting better. EVERYONE!!!


EVERYONE!!! GATHER AROUND NOW!!! For you shall experience the deep depths of what I call my mind. An oddessy to become for it will also be THE FIRST EP Album Dropping February but this song will come out early.


I can't wait to show you guys I"M SO EXCITED FOR THIS!!!


OH and it will be taking part of both Pixel Day AND Video Game Music Contest! Wish me luck!


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Posted by Teckmo-X - December 18th, 2020


IT's here and it's lurking. Check out "Mutation" out on Youtube via the link below:

Mutation (Among Us Inspired) [feat.Teckmo-X]

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